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Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by orlcam88, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. orlcam88

    orlcam88 TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 24, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    Hello members!

    I'm a recent converter to Sony. I was a Canon user for many years starting with film but decided to switch to the A7R ii. Mostly due to waiting for Canon to come out with a decent mirror-less body and my old hands can't handle the weight any longer. I also moved from a cropped-body to a full-frame.

    My first lens is the 24-70mm f4 but I'm going to switch to the 24-105mm whenever that's available.
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  2. Catmurphy

    Catmurphy TalkEmount Regular

    Oct 23, 2017
    Denver, Colorado
    Cathy Murphy
    If you have any EF lenses, I am happily using them on my Sony FF with a Metabones adapter. With a different adapter, even using my ancient FD lenses.
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  3. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    :Welcome: And congratulations on your purchase.

    That 24-105 does look to be a pretty great lens. Hard to find in stock yet, but they are out there.
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  4. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Welcome! I was an old Canon DSLR user. And haven't looked back.
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  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Welcome to the asylum, orlcam88! :Welcome:
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  6. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    Welcome! You can still use some of your Canon lenses with the af adapters. I still have a couple lenses which can be usable on Sony and m43... Of course native lenses are better...
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  7. runnerpsu

    runnerpsu TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Feb 12, 2016
    South Florida
    Welcome! Enjoy your new system.
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  8. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
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  9. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 3, 2015
    Welcome to Talkemount :Welcome:
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  10. sam

    sam TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 23, 2015

    I too have Canon systems and lenses.
    They sit on the shelf, rarely getting used.
    Currently shooting with Sony Nex 5R, and using some of the EF(S) lenses as well as mostly manual focus lenses,(majority of the time). Waiting for February, when my Sony A7R2 arrives in my hands, and into the Fullframe digital game.

    The fine group of photographers here really go beyond what you expect when it comes time ask questions or get opinions.

    Enjoy your new Sony and your time here.
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  11. johnson4096

    johnson4096 TalkEmount Veteran

    Dec 23, 2016
    Dan Johnson
    I went from an EOS 60D to a Sony NEX-6 and haven't looked back. The Canon was great but my wrists are shot and the lighter weight of the Sony is much appreciated and the lenses I have (2 kits, 1 Zeiss) are as good as the Canons I had. No regrets.
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  12. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Welcome aboard!
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  13. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    My man Orlando has finally made it!!!

    Guys ( @WoodWorks@WoodWorks, @WNG@WNG , @Mus Aziz@Mus Aziz , @fractal@fractal, et al ) Orlando and I go way back. We're both in IT and at one point he was my project lead. He's been at photography long before I have, so he helped me get into it and I in-turn helped convince him to ditch the mirror. :) 

    So bottom line is... he's a friend, a great guy, and a great photographer. He will certainly be a great addition to the forum.
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  14. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Wait... He's a friend of yours? :cautious:
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  15. orlcam88

    orlcam88 TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 24, 2017
    Long Island, NY

    Thanks Gary!!!
    I'm still waiting for availability on this lens!
  16. orlcam88

    orlcam88 TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 24, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    That was the other reason for switching. I come home from a day of shooting and I have to put ice on my wrist!
  17. orlcam88

    orlcam88 TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 24, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    I ended up selling my equipment to keh. I needed to get the new 100-400mm GM. I took some test shots today, hand held and it's awesome. I didn't have good lighting but that's what I wanted to test to see if it can handle it without shake. It passed the test!
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  18. chalkdust

    chalkdust TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Sep 25, 2015
    Bert Cheney
    What a nice kit! (Welcome - (don't know how I missed welcoming you earlier!) - ) The 100 - 400 sounds awesome. I look forward to seeing some of your images. enjoy!
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